Faculty & Staff

The NYA faculty & staff members know each and every student by name.
Now’s your chance to learn a little about us. Below is our 2021-2022 faculty and staff directory:

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Faculty and Staff

Anson, Caroline

Development Assistant

Bates College, B.A. and University of Maine School of Law, J.D.
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Antonecchia, Rose

Upper School Spanish

University of Massachusetts, B.A.; Middlebury, M.A.
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Austin, Eric P.

Head of Upper School, Upper School Mathematics

University of New Hampshire, B.S.; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, M.S.
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Barschdorf, Danielle Fisher

Lower and Middle Schools Science Chair, Middle School Science

Pennsylvania State University, B.A.; University of New Hampshire, M.A.
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Bartick, Theresa

STEM Champion, Upper School Science

University of Connecticut, B.S., M.S.; University of Southern Maine, M.S.
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Belesca, Kristi C.

Director of Marketing and Communications

Davidson College, B.A.
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Bergill, Gretchen

Director of College Counseling

Colby College, B.A.
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Bowne, Garrett

Chief Finance Officer

Bowdoin College, B.A.; University of Southern Maine, M.B.A.
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Brooks, Sara

Upper School Spanish

Towson University, B.A.; University of Massachusetts-Boston, M.A.
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Brown, Ethan

Rink Attendant

Faculty and Staff

Buehner, Michele

Middle School Grade 5

University of Maine – Orono, B.S.; University of New England, M.Ed.
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Burns, Maya

Middle School History

University of Michigan, B.A.
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Cook, Andrew

Middle School Art

Maine College of Art, B.A., M.A.T.
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Coulombe, Ryan

Assistant Arena Manager

Faculty and Staff

Daigle, David

Dining Services Manager

Southern Maine Technical Institute
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Dean, Heather

Lower School Physical Education, Athletic Trainer

Nazareth College, B.S.; University of Southern Maine, B.S.
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DiMola, Nick

Rink Attendant

Faculty and Staff

Durgin, Leslie

Associate Director of Lower School & Admission

The Ohio State University, B.A.
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Echeverria, David

Lower School Elementary Teacher

Wesleyan University, B.A.; St. Joseph’s College of Maine, M.S.
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Elkins, Jen

Lower School Assistant Primary Teacher & After Care

Parsons School of Design, B.F.A.
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Feehan, Patrick "Matt"

Maintenance, Grounds & Cleaning Technician

Faculty and Staff

Gagne, Dave

Upper School History, Technology Coordinator

University of Maine-Orono, B.A.; University of Southern Maine, M.S.
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Gagne, Ellen

Lower School Elementary Teacher

Bridgewater State College, B.S.; Simmons College, M.S.
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Gallagher, Shannon

Lower School Elementary Teacher

Westfield State College, B.S.; Lesley University, M.Ed.
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Gengras, Michael

Upper School English, Upper School Assistant Dean of Students

Trinity College, B.A.; University of New Hampshire, M.S.T.
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Gilbert, Eli

Upper School Music

East Tennessee State University, B.A.
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Goodrich, Mary

Director of Summer Programs, Middle School Assistant

St. Michael’s College, B.A.
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Gordon, Crystal

Assistant Director of Development, Events Manager

University of Maine, B.A.; Harvard University, ALM
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Grady, Eliot

Modern & Classical Languages Chair, Librarian, Upper School French, Middle School Geography

Yale University, B.A.; Simmons College, M.S.; Harvard University, M.A.
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Hach, Bryce

Upper School Science

Colorado College, B.A.; Carnegie Mellon University, M.S.
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Hardy, Kathleen "Kathi"

Lower School Lead Toddler Teacher

University of Southern Maine, B.A.
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Holbrook, Miles

Maintenance, Grounds & Cleaning Technician

Faculty and Staff

Holbrook, Todd

Maintenance, Grounds & Cleaning Technician

Faculty and Staff

Hoppenbrouwers, Karin

Upper School Latin

Yale University, B.A.; University of Georgia
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Hould, Cindy

School Counselor

University of Maine – Orono, B.S.; University of Connecticut, M.A.
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Howell, Eric

Middle School English & History (Spring 2022)

The Pennsylvania State University, B.A.; Adams State University, M.A.
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Jackson, Benjamin

Head of School

Hobart College, B.A.; Providence College, M.A.; Regis University, M.Ed. Leadership
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Jaffe, Sara

Upper School Mathematics

New York University, B.S.; Emerson College, M.A.
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Johnson, Tara

Registrar, Upper School Administrative Assistant

Bishop’s University, B.A.
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Jones, Jackie

Controller

University of Southern Maine
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Kanzler, Taylor

Upper School English

University New Hampshire, B.A. Spanish, B.A. English, M.Ed.
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Kloza, Alex

Manager of Arena Operations

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Krainis, Nora

Vocal Music, Theater Arts, Varsity Volleyball

Corpus Christi State University, B.S.
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Krakowka, Michael

Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications

Ithaca College, B.S.
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Kurtz, Alex

Arena Maintenance Technician

Faculty and Staff

Lake Adams, Morgan

Upper School History

Wellesley College, B.A.; Boston College, M.A.
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Lambert, Barbara

Dining Services

Faculty and Staff

Lavertu, Kelly

Lower School Kindergarten Teacher

Unity College, B.S.; University of Southern Maine, M.Ed.; AMS Montessori Certification
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MacDonald, Caroline

Lower School Lead Primary Teacher

Weymouth College & London Montessori Centre
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Maguire, Abbi

Assistant Director of Admission

Marist College, B.A.
Faculty and Staff

Markonish, Marissa

Head of Lower & Middle Schools, Middle School Latin

Wesleyan University, B.A.; University of Massachusetts-Amherst, M.A.T.
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Markonish, Ross

English Chair, Upper School English, Senior Speeches

Harvard University, B.A.
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Mazzurco, Christopher

Director of Information Technology, Varsity Track, Varsity Cross Country

Wesleyan University, B.A.
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McGlinn, Lisa

Accounting Assistant

University of Southern Maine, A.S.C.I.
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Mead, Betsy

Health Services Staff

University of Richmond, B.S.B.A.; University of Southern Maine, B.S.N.
Faculty and Staff

Mecham, Christa

Lower School Art & After Care

Massachusetts College of Art & Design, B.F.A.
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Michaelis, Jennifer

Upper School Mathematics Chair, Upper School Mathematics

Boston University, B.S.; University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, M.A.T.; University of Alabama
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Michaud, Kassi

Lower School Lead Toddler Teacher

Husson University, B.A., M.B.A.
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Moody, Ashley

Health Services Coordinator

Southern Maine Community College, Associate’s in Paramedicine; University of Maine, A.D.N.; Walden
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Moore, Andrew

Middle School History (Spring 2022)

Montana State University, B.S.
Faculty and Staff

Morton, Marti

Lower School Physical Education, Assistant Primary, After Care

University of Oklahoma, B.S.
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Myer, Colby

Upper School Studio Art, Varsity Golf Assistant, Gallery Coordinator

University of Utah, B.F.A.; Laguna College of Art & Design, M.F.A.
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O'Connor, Heidi

Middle School French & Spanish, Middle School Debate

University of New Hampshire, B.A.
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Pike, Leslie

Lower School Lead Primary Teacher

Dickinson College, B.A.; University of Southern Maine, M.S.
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Piper, Isabel

Middle School English & Geography

Sewanee: The University of the South, B.A.; Columbia University Teachers College, M.A.
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Poulin, Matthew

Associate Director of Athletics, Girls Hockey Head Coach

Faculty and Staff

Powell, Anne

Middle School English

Bowdoin College, B.A.; University of Richmond, G.T.L.
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Ramsey, Ian

Kauffmann Program Chair, Upper School Instrumental Music, Studio Band

University of Southern Maine, B.S.; M.F.A. – Rainier Writing Workshop, Pacific Lutheran University
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Randlett, Ashley

Director of Admission

Mary Washington College, B.S.
Faculty and Staff

Richard, Jennifer

Director of Development

Assumption College, B.A.
Faculty and Staff

Rideout, Cindy

Lower School Assistant Primary Teacher & After Care

Portland Arts & Tech, C.N.A.
Faculty and Staff

Ross, Kelsy

Director of Athletics

Roanoke College, B.A.; Springfield College, Masters in Physical Education and Athletic Administratio
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Sahlman, Erika

Middle School Science & Mathematics

Northeastern University, B.S.; St. Michael’s College, M.Ed.
Faculty and Staff

Sengupta, Sagaree

Upper School English

Cornell University, A.B.; University of Wisconsin, M.A.; University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D.
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Sillin, Peter

History Chair, Upper School History, Varsity Cross Country

Williams College, B.A.; University of Virginia, M.A.
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Smith, Elizabeth "Liz"

Upper School Science Chair, Upper School Science

Wheaton College-Illinois, B.S., M.A.T.
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Smith, Jessica

Lower & Middle School Spanish, Middle School Mathematics

Bucknell University, B.A.; Wilmington University, M.Ed.
Faculty and Staff

Smith, Nathan

Lower & Middle Schools Mathematics Chair, Middle School Dean of Students, Mathematics

Allegheny College, B.S.; Wilmington College, M.Ed.
Faculty and Staff

Smythurst, Emily

Lower School Assistant Toddler Teacher & Before/After Care

University of New England, B.S.; University of New Hampshire, M.S.
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Soules, Amanda

Lower School Assistant Toddler Teacher & After Care

Saint Joseph’s College, B.S.
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Spencer, Kevin

Director of Facilities

Faculty and Staff

Spiller, Cameron

Ice Arena Coordinator

Faculty and Staff

Sullivan, Lynn

Upper School Dean of Students, Upper School History

Colby College, B.A.; University of Southern Maine, M.A.
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Taylor, Sheila

Lower School Literacy & Academic Support

University of Glasgow, Scotland, M.A.; Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland, Postgrad Degree
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Thompson, Ryan

Maintenance & Cleaning Technician

Faculty and Staff

Tomlinson, Betsy

Director of Character Education & Leadership, College Counseling Support

Bates College, B.A.
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Trahan, Jessica

Lower School Elementary Teacher

University of Miami, B.A.
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Vaillancourt, Linda

Visual & Performing Arts Chair, Lower School Music, Middle School Instrumental, Orchestra

University of Southern Maine, B.S.; University of Maine, M.M.
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Van Alstine, Christine

Academic Support Consultant

University of Maine, Farmington, B.S.; Tufts University, M.A.
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Vigue, Morgan

Lower School Creative Movement, Assistant Primary, & After Care

University of Maine, Augusta
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Violette, Jessica

Upper School Science & Mathematics

Bates College, B.S.; University of Phoenix, M.A.
Faculty and Staff

Warde, Michael

Boys Hockey Director, Development Officer

Iona College, B.A.
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Zanetell, Jessica

Upper School Mathematics

Regis University, B.S.; Wake Forest University, M.S.; University of Arizona, M.S.